MARCH 21, 2016 * ISSUE 032116
Upcoming Important Dates
3/22-3/25Spanish Book Fair
3/25Last Day for Yearbook Orders
3/284th/5th Grade Drama Club Registration opens
3/29Puesta del Sol Science Fair

Spring Break


Dining for Dinero - Wayback Burgers


April Passport Check


Music Concert - 1st grade 6:00pm; 2nd grade 7:00pm


PTA Board Meeting


PTA General Membership Meeting


Music Concert - 3rd grade 6:00pm; 4th grade 7:00pm


Academic Challenge Final Submissions Due

Dining for Dinero: Wayback Burgers in Bellevue
Next Dining for Dinero Event: Tuesday, April 12 at Wayback Burgers, Bellevue

Join Wayback Burgers for a Family Night Out! Our next Dining for Dinero event is Tuesday, April 12th 3pm-9pm at Wayback Burgers (1645 140th Ave NE, Bellevue 98005).This is a great venue to meet with other friends and families. Order online for pickup during the times listed above and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the Puesta del Sol PTA. Be sure to check out the printable coupons flyer.

Last Call for Yearbook Orders!
Deadline Friday, March 25th, online

If you haven't already done so, please remember to purchase your yearbook by March 25th. Yearbooks are pre-purchased online on the Puesta del Sol PTA website. Click on "place an order" and follow the instructions to order your yearbook. Please note that there will not be extras to purchase at the end of the year. You can also check to see if you purchased a yearbook by going to your account and checking for orders.

Room Parents and Yearbook Classroom Coordinators Upload Yearbook Photos Now!
If you are a room parent or classroom yearbook coordinator, please upload yearbook photos NOW! We are getting extremely close to our deadline and many classes do not have any photos uploaded, or enough variety.  Be sure that your class has a nice sampling of at least 25-35 quality photos for yearbook consideration. Remember we are looking for group shots that showcase students, their smiling faces and fun times in class. Thank you for your attention to this! If you have questions, please contact

Science Fair is Next Week! 
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 5:00pm for K/1, 5:30pm for 2-5

Room assignments were sent this past weekend. If your student is expecting to be at the science fair and you didn't get an email about their project, please e-mail James Dooley at Please also contact James Dooley if your child has decided not to participate. See the Science Fair Page for the schedule of events. Not done with your project yet? Check out the helpful online resources to complete projects.

Support our Student Scientists at the 
Puesta del Sol Science Fair
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 5:00pm for K/1, 5:30pm for 2-5

Even if your child isn't presenting at the science fair this year, they can come support their classmates and be inspired to create a great project next year! Sign up to volunteer during the fair and keep everything running smoothly. Or maybe you've thought about leading the science fair and wanted to get a 'behind the scenes' tour.  Whatever your question, please e-mail James Dooley at

Now serving a three-course meal (baked goods needed!)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 5:00pm for K/1, 5:30pm for 2-5

Come to the Science Fair with an appetite, as you can have popcorn for an appetizer, pizza for dinner and baked goods for dessert. Please contact Annie Robinson at if you are able to donate items for the bake sale. Items can be dropped off in the Main Office starting Monday afternoon, March 28th (there will be either a bin or cart for them to be placed in). Items can also be dropped off at the Bake Sale Table on the day of the event. Please NO NUTS, peanut butter, or nut butter in the baked goods. Packaged snacks are a great donation idea for those who are allergy aware. Items need to be individually wrapped (baggies are fine) and will be sold for $1 each.

Academic Challenge Updates!
Academic Challenge submission dates have been updated for Science Fair (3/29) and Multi-Cultural Project (4/29). Due to a new date for the International Festival, we have extended the deadline for the Multi-Cultural Project. All other requirements remain the same. Keep working, kids!  Review Information Regarding the Academic Challenge Program. Questions? Email

4th and 5th Graders: Love to sing, dance or act? Drama Club needs you!
Registration begins Monday, March 28th, 6:30am, online

Studio East and your PTA are seeking 50 students for this year's play - Snow White in the Black Forest.  It's a series of fun vignettes including some singing and dancing and a lot of laughs. 
  •  The first 50 students registered get a part - no experience necessary! 
  • Auditions are on April 14th or 15th 
  • Rehearsals are held after school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays through the production on May 27th
  • The May 27th ]performance is at 7:00 pm and May 28th at 2:00 pm (Memorial Day weekend Friday and Saturday) at Newport High. 
  • Don't worry if you have other weekly commitments - conflicts provided up front are excused absences from regular rehearsals. There are, however, 6 mandatory rehearsals. 
Note the important dates below:
  • Registration Begins online Monday March 28th at 6:30am
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday April 12th - 7pm in Puesta del Sol Library
  • Auditions (online signup): Choose a 45 minute group session April 14th or 15th
Mandatory Rehearsals (casting & Tech week): 
  • 4/18 & 4/19 - Monday & Tuesday, 3:30-6:00
  • 5/23 - Monday, 5:00-8:00 Newport High School Auditorium 
  • 5/24 - Tuesday 3:30-6:30 Puesta del Sol gym
  • 5/25 - Wednesday 1:10-4:10 Puesta del Sol gym 
  • 5/26 - Thursday 4:30-7:30 Newport High School Cafeteria/Auditorium 


Check out the Drama Club Page for details. Contact with additional questions.

Library News
Spanish Book Fair
Drop by our annual Spanish Book Fair beginning on Tuesday, March 22nd through Friday morning, March 25th.  Book Fair hours are Tuesday through Thursday all day and Friday morning only.  There will be a large variety of Spanish books for all ages.  We will also have a few titles of the latest fiction chapter books in English, as well as all of the graphic novel titles by Kazu Kibuishi, who will be presenting at our school on Tuesday, March 29th.  
Visiting Author, Kazu Kibuishi - Thanks to a generous grant from Bellevue Schools Foundation, all Bellevue schools will be hosting local author Kazu Kibuishi.  He will be presenting to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in our school library throughout the day on Tuesday, March 29th.  Kazu is well-known by all our students who love his popular graphic novels.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase his latest graphic novel at our annual Spanish Book Fair during the week of March 21st.  We have scheduled a "signing time" during his visit and all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will receive a bookmark with his picture and signature.  
All School Community Service Project - I am in the process of reading the book Mogie; The Heart of the House to all grades during their library time.  It is a wonderful story about a wild little dog named Mogie, who becomes a friend, companion and great entertainment for children and their families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Houston, Texas while their child is undergoing treatments at the Houston Children's Hospital.  At the end of the book there is information about the Ronald McDonald House and a suggestion for an easy service project that helps fund a variety of projects.  Students and their families and workplaces are encouraged to collect the metal pull tabs from pop cans, dog and cat food, etc., and bring them to the library, where we have a glass jar on the checkout counter that is slowly filling up with the metal tabs.  Thanks for supporting this student community service project which will be on-going throughout the year.  

Community Events
For more detailed listings on these and other great events, please view our Community Events page on the PTA website.
  • Theater Works in Bellevue is offering summer theater camps for all ages and abilities (in July). 

The PTA Nominating Committee Needs You!
We are looking for one more PTA member to help fill positions for next year's PTA board. This is a fun committee that only meets for the next few weeks and has a positive impact on our school. There are two already trained members in place so the transition will be quick and smooth.  Please email if you are interested.

Please welcome our
2015-2016 Amity Interns!
Learn more about the
Amity Program that augments the Puesta del Sol experience with
native Spanish speakers.




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